Hot Jays clobber sputtering Royals

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UNDATED (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays continue to rip through their major league schedule, while the Kansas City Royals appear far removed from the ballclub that won the World Series 2 .5 years ago.

Curtis Granderson belted a grand slam and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez went 4-for-6 with a two-run shot and four RBIs as the Blue Jays crushed the Kansas City Royals, 15-5 to complete a three-game sweep. Yangervis Solarte (yahn-HEHR’-vihs soh-LAHR’-tay) also homered and Kevin Pillar (pee-AHR’) added three hits and an RBI to help the Jays win for the 12th time in 15 games since an 0-2 start.

Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler (soh-LEHR’) went deep for the Royals, who are an American League-worst 3-13 following their eighth consecutive loss.

The lone team hotter than the Jays is the Red Sox after Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) launched his first career grand slam in a 9-0 laugher against the Angels. Mitch Moreland added a two-run shot and four RBIs as Boston improved to 15-2 to extend the best start in the club’s 118-year history.

Rick Porcello is the year’s first four-game winner after scattering six hits in as many innings.

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